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Old 04-18-2007, 10:17 PM   #1
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When changing colours: tying off at edges and changing yarns
Forgive me but I cannot seem to find the thread. One of the luvverly mods suggested to another poster (asking about making a striped scarf) that they don't tie off but carry the yarn up (to avoid loads of weaving in of ends). I asked a question about that and the creation of a 'loop' of yarn at the side that this would leave. I would not do this if I was making a broader stripe but I can see the sense if say you're only doing one or two rows of another colour, but, that 'loop' bothers me :-)

Is that avoided in some manner? If i was making something with panels I can see the sense in doing this as the loop could be slipped between the seams..but..on an item like a scarf???
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Old 04-18-2007, 10:47 PM   #2
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If you hold the yarn you're not using up against the side of the scarf with the new yarn--basically bring the new color up under the old strand, it kind of holds the carried color close to the edge of the scarf to prevent a loop. You will still see the color, but not as much.
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:13 PM   #3
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I always think of you as the executive sheep (ewe) when I see your av. :-)
Thanks, I see what you mean.
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:38 AM   #4
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If it bothered you, you could use a Russian join - no ends, no visible carrying.

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And a Russain join is..? :-)
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....this:
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